GAME
CHANGERS
20 JUNE 2017, LONDON
GAME
CHANGERS
20 JUNE 2017, LONDON
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Roundtables

The roundtables at High Growth are topic specific intimate catered events taking place in the morning or lunch time at the venue. Hosted by the BVCA, supported by our sponsors, and complimentary to participants, they provide an intimate opportunity to engage with other GPs, LPs and investee company management teams on topics of common interest. Please be advised that places at these roundtables are limited and pending confirmation from the BVCA. Open to GPs, LPs and investee company management team members; register your interest in attending a breakfast or lunch by using the links below.


SUPPORTING THE

SUPERSTAR

Getting portfolio company hires right
the first time

Sponsored by

 Overview

Time
8.00-10.00 AM

Synopsis
The CEO is in place and the business is bursting with opportunity.

How do you go about getting the right team to support that CEO to really drive the value?

The strength of the triumvirate of CEO, CFO and Chairman is going to be crucial and ensuring that the right hires are made, that the team is engaged and that this all happens relatively quickly and smoothly should be a number one priority.

This roundtable is about getting these hires right first time.

Chair
Graham Heddle
Partner
Primary Capital Partners

 

ENABLING

INVESTMENT

Protecting ownership of assets and operating
businesses in the Middle East

Sponsored by

Overview

Time
12.00-14.00 PM
Please note this roundtable lunch will take place
at the Soho Hotel, W1D 3DH

Synopsis
Population growth, geographic location and increasingly sophisticated transportation and logistics infrastructure build out across the Middle East all offer investors significant high growth opportunity. However local Companies Laws requiring minimum local ownership and concerns about “local partners” holding a majority of the shares are often cited as factors which have dissuaded serious investors from taking advantage. In this roundtable we will seek to explain how the likes of Amazon, Skanska, BAE and other blue chips have found a way to legitimately operate whilst retaining full benefit of their business ownership and full optionality in regard to future business structures and operations.

Chair
Leon de Bono
Director, Commercial Development,
Membership Services and Investor Relations

BVCA

 

ALIGNED FOR

SUCCESS

How to maximise outcomes for both
CEOs and Investors

Sponsored by

Overview

Time
12.00-14.00 PM

Synopsis
Research shows that 50% of senior executives do not reap the final rewards of the exit process. PE ownership brings different dynamics to traditional business and demand an accelerated pace in execution and delivery of results. Moving from business as usual to a fast-track value creation project requires perfect alignment between the management team and the investors.

Strong alignment of the business around value creation drivers, impeccable execution of objectives and seamless collaboration between all stakeholders maximise the chances of a successful return for CEOs and Investors.

This Roundtable will explore how to best achieve perfect alignment and strong execution, ensuring the success of the CEO and ultimately a profitable exit.

Chair
Jon Andrew
Value Enhancement Director
Inflexion Private Equity

 

 

 

COMING TO

AMERICA

US expansion and fundraising for
portfolio companies

Sponsored by

Overview

Time
8.00-10.00 AM

Synopsis
For many high-growth enterprises, there’s nowhere better to start and grow than the UK, and nowhere better to expand and raise follow-on funding than the United States. The US offers the promise of massive commercial opportunities and plentiful venture and growth capital. However, doing business and raising money in an unfamiliar, highly-competitive environment requires thoughtful advance planning and skilled execution. In this session, we will discuss best practices for navigating the logistical aspects of launching and operating a UK business in the States, setting and meeting expectations for US follow-on funding, and leveraging US professional advisors to ensure value-added contributions.

Chair
Andrew Ferguson
Partner, UK Private Equity
Baird Capital Partners

 

TECHNOLOGY AIDING

GROWTH

How technology can drive growth in
portfolio companies

Sponsored by

Overview

Time
12.00-14.00 PM

Synopsis
In a climate of political and economic uncertainty, high growth organisations must be built to survive and thrive during periods of continuous change. Having the ability to make fast, accurate, data-driven decisions means choosing the right technology, yet many businesses are being held back by legacy systems which are rigid and do not deliver the real-time insights businesses need.

In this session, we focus on the role of emerging cloud technologies in unlocking organisational agility and flexibility to help high growth organisations achieve their potential and face the future with certainty. Hear a real life example from a global business services company who have taken this approach.

Chair
Henry Sallitt
Managing Partner
FPE Capital